Thursday, April 26, 2012

An Open Letter to Cyclists by Alex Snider

My Fellow Cyclists,

It's that time of year again when we will once again be riding our evil, law-flouting, rage-inducing machines en masse, tearing up the pavement to the horror of small children, the elderly and hapless motorists. Before you ready for the season by greasing your chains with the blood of the innocent, here are a few things to remember:

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Cold Specks - Holland posted by Rebekah Hakkenberg

“Born in all the dark wormy earth, cold specks of fire, evil, lights shining in the darkness.” 
-James Joyce, Ullyses

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Girl in Grey (1939)
 posted by Rebekah Hakkenberg

Girl in Grey, 1939, oil on canvas by Louis le Brocquy
Ferrens Art Gallery: Hull Museums and Art Gallery

From the artist's website:
"Girl in Grey (1939; Ferrens Art Gallery, Kingston upon Hull), a tribute to the constantly recurring luminous grey tones of Goya's portraits. Modelled by Jean Stoney on the rooftop terrace of his Menton studio, the work provides early evidence of the artist's restriction ofcolour and tone. Le Brocquy explains: 'From the start I've been fascinated by colour in all its aspects, yet somehow bright hues have rarely entered my painting. Maybe this could have something to do with my early love of the so-called "living" whites and greys in the paintings of Edouard Manet and the great Spaniards Goya and Velasquez.'"

Friday, April 13, 2012

tUnE yArDs: 'My Country' Posted by Alex Snider

Rant of the Day: Mommy Wars by Alex Snider

Well, now this is happening:
The so-called war on women escalated Thursday onto a new front, after a Democratic strategist and cable-television pundit declared that Ann Romney, the stay-at-home, mother-of-five wife of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, had “never worked a day in her life.”

Friday, April 6, 2012

Great Friday by Rebekah Hakkenberg

A day off is a gift, a gift of time and I am not going to waste it. This is what I plan to do today:

Pictionary - Cormac McCarthy Edition by Rebekah Hakkenberg

If you've read our blog, or have ever met us, then you already know that we love Cormac McCarthy. I mean, really love him. A lot. So it should come as no surprise to any of you that we so desperately wish this game were a real thing in this world. In fact, I might just go draw a bush hung with dead babies, just for the fun of it, right now...

Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Short Visual Essay of Five Things I Love (and One Thing I Hate) Posted by Alex Snider

These three pictures have nothing in common. Or do they?! Well, each one fills me with mirth and keeps me smirking when otherwise I'd be slipping into further despair over (not) writing final papers. But aside from being hilarious, there are five specific things having to do with these pictures that I adore. And one that I wish would be stricken from the earth forever.

The Antelope or Tough Life Lessons by Alex Snider

This is a conversation that happened between my friend, A., and a middle-aged customer at the boutique we work at.